Abdul-Hakeem Ajijola

Abdul-Hakeem Ajijola (AhA), a global Cybersecurity resource is ranked #1 on the IFSEC, 2020 Global Cybersecurity Professionals’ Influencers and Thought Leaders list, is:

  • Chair, African Union Cyber Security Expert Group (AUCSEG), Addis Ababa.
  • Delegation Leader, AUCSEG under the auspices of the African Union Commission input into the United Nations (UN) Ad Hoc Committee to Elaborate a Comprehensive International Convention on Countering the Use of Information and Communications Technologies for Criminal Purposes.
  • Pioneer Chair, Working Group on Cyber Incident Management and Critical Information Protection of the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise, The Hague.
  • Pioneer Commissioner, Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace, The Hague.
  • Expert, assisting the United Nations Office on Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) development of an online training course in “Cyberdiplomacy,” New York.
  • Expert, supporting the UN Digital Emblem Project at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
  • Resource person to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Singapore Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence.
  • Working group member “Beyond the North-South Fork on the Road to AI Governance: An Action Plan for Democratic & Distributive Integrity” by the Digital Rights in Society of Frontiers of Tech Governance Initiative Inc., and the Paris Peace Forum
  • Consultant and resource person on ICT and Cybersecurity to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission.
  • Resource Person, Council of Europe, Cybercrime Programme Office (C-PROC).
  • Resource Person, World Emerging Security Forum.
  • Resource Person, #ITU Arab Regional Cyber Security Centre through Oman National CERT Muscat.
  • Resource person, South-East Asia Regional Centre for Counterterrorism, Kuala Lumpur.
  • Resource person, on Cyber Security in Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism for the Organization of the OIC Headquarters, Jeddah.
  • Resource person, virtual academic program, Africa Centre for Strategic Studies, National Defence University, Washington DC.
  • Resource person, US Africa Command, Africa Endeavour (annually) across Africa.
  • Resource person, Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi, India on CyFy Conference, Raisina Dialogue, and Kigali Dialogue series in India, Morrocco, and Rwanda.
  • Founding member of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation – Computer Emergency Response Team (#OIC-CERT) and initiator of the annual OIC-CERT Global Prize, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

He is also:

  • Chair, Nigeria Data Protection Commission, Strategic Roadmap and Action Plan (SRAP) Committee
  • Chair, Nigerian National Cybersecurity Policy, and Strategy review committee,
  • Chair, Nigeria Computer Society, Cybersecurity Advisory Group.
  • Member, Committee on the Development of National Broadband Plan.
  • Member, Group of Experts for the Nigerian Senate Committee on Cybersecurity, and ICT.
  • Resource person, National Defence College, Abuja; Air Force War College, Makurdi; Admiralty University Ibusa; and Nigeria Defence Academy, Kaduna.
  • Resource person, National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) drafting the Higher National Diploma (HND) Cybersecurity curriculum for Nigeria Polytechnics.
  • Lead, sub-committee on Business Model and Process, National Identity Management Harmonization, and Integration Committee.
  • Member, 2001 Nigeria National IT Policy Drafting Committee.
  • Fellow, Nigeria Computer Society.
  • Lead Facilitator, Cybersecurity Capacity Building, Executive Registration Programme, Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPrN).
  • Board Member, Backbone Connectivity Network (BCN) Nigeria Limited, Abuja.
  • Chair, TruDATA Limited, Lagos.
  • Director/ Secretary, HAKDA-Ajijola Foundation, Kaduna.
  • Trustee, Alpha-Arewa Foundation, Kaduna.

He has attended development programmes in Nigeria and abroad including an Executive Program on Science, Technology and Innovation Policy at the prestigious Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government. He has special certifications from the MIS Training Institute, Massachusetts MA, USA in Large Scale Computer Forensics; Incident Response, International Security in the Interconnected World; and The Forum on Information Warfare. He is certificated on Digital Forensics with Forensics Recovery Evidence Device (FRED), Digital Intelligence, USA, and Cyber Security Capability & Capacity Building certification by Cybersecurity Malaysia.
Abdul-Hakeem is the Chairman, Consultancy Support Services (CS2) Ltd., a Cyber Security, Capacity Building, and Information Communication Technology Policy Consultancy Firm, in Abuja, Nigeria.
He is working to kick-start the development of an Africa Cybersecurity Economic sub sector employing thousands of knowledge workers, below 35 years of age, who will profitably drive Cybersecurity solutions value chains.